Mon, 03/02/2014 - 12:13
Little, Brown Book Group has bought independent publisher Constable & Robinson.
Constable & Robinson’s m.d. Pete Duncan will report to Little, Brown publisher David Shelley while chairman Nova Jayne Robinson – who took up the role last autumn following the death of former chair...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 10:00
Waterstones has scrapped its Waterstones Eleven promotion on debut literary fiction.
The retailer has run the campaign, picking 11 debut novelists it backs as the ones to read during the course of the year, for the last three years. The role of the campaign, which followed on from the previous debuts promotion New Voices, was to...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 12:50
Emotional women's fiction, yet more psychological crime, talking-point business books and a resurgence of the essay are among the trends that UK publishers are predicting for 2014.
Meanwhile the new Folio Prize and the expansion of the Man Booker to all English-language writers could also affect the landscape by widening the field...
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 11:35
A number of promotions have been announced at Little, Brown, with moves across its editorial department.
Rebecca Saunders will become deputy publisher at Sphere Fiction. Hannah Bournsell has been promoted to senior commissioning editor at Sphere, while Manpreet Grewal becomes Sphere's commissioning editor.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 10:36
David Shelley is undoubtedly the muggle of the moment; the editor of the most hotly anticipated book in recent years—a tale set in a sleepy West Country town that just happens to have been written by J K Rowling.
“On one level it’s been completely normal,” he explains. “But because of the public interest...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 14:49
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has officially become the fastest-selling book in the UK in more than three years. But its first week-sale of 124,603 copies falls some way short of Dan Brown's record for the fastest-selling adult novel since records began—set by The Lost Symbol (Bantam Press)...
Thu, 27/09/2012 - 16:13
First-day sales of The Casual Vacancy are "exceeding expectations," according to the book's editor David Shelley, although booksellers anticipating high footfall on publication day have given mixed reports.
Little, Brown publisher Shelley said sales for the e-book and print editions of the title, which...
Wed, 27/07/2011 - 14:57
Little, Brown Book Group has promoted two of its senior editors, with Emma Beswetherick becoming editorial director for Piatkus fiction and Rebecca Saunders moving to the role of editorial director for Sphere commercial women's fiction.
Beswetherick will report to Little, Brown publisher David Shelley, and Saunders will report to...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 15:24
Little, Brown has made two "significant" promotions, with deputy publisher David Shelley becoming publisher of the group and commercial director Ben Groves-Raines moving up to chief operating officer.
All of the publishing imprints and the design department will now report into Shelley and both promotions are with immediate...
Wed, 21/04/2010 - 08:29
Little, Brown has fought off competition from four other publishers to acquire the rights to the next two titles by American author Dennis Lehane. Deputy publisher David Shelley bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Nundy, deputy managing director at Andrew Nurnberg Associates, sold on behalf of Ann Rittenberg of Ann Rittenberg...